Rapper Riky Rick and his wife Bianca Naidoo. Image via Twitter @karabongcozela.

‘Family gives me purpose’: Where did Riky Rick meet ‘wife’ Bianca?

It’s been a year since rapper Riky Rick has passed awaya, here’s where he met his ‘wife’ Bianca Naidoo and more on his family life.


Rapper Riky Rick and his wife Bianca Naidoo. Image via Twitter @karabongcozela.

Today (23 February) marks a year since South African rapper Riky Rick had passed away — here’s a look at his family life and more.


Riky Rick’s family confirmed his death on 23 February 2022 which was believed to have been suicide. The rapper is known to have suffered with depression. Since his death, many were interested in his wife, Bianca Naidoo. 

So, how did the rapper meet Bianca? The pair met at a restaurant in Sandton, Gauteng. Bianca had a child from a previous relationship named Jordan which the Boss Zonke hitmaker stepped up as a father for. The pair welcomed their son Maik together in 2014.

“When I met Bianca, and subsequently Jordan, I became more serious about my life and where I wanted to go,” said the rapper to Drum.

“I knew they would need me to be the best man and father I can be, and later on also when Maik was born. My family gives me purpose,” he continued.

The Boss Zonke hitmaker and Bianca were big on family.

“The most important thing for this family is for everyone to be happy and feel like they belong as a part of something bigger,” said Riky Rick.

“We want  happiness to be the key to our family so it’s a learning process every day and we are trying to figure out how to do it right as a unit,” saids Bianca.

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Riky Rick said Bianca was not with him for the fame because they met when he was just starting out.

“Bianca didn’t know who Riky Rick the rapper was because I was just starting out, so she didn’t fall in love with the fame thing – she fell for me. So she wasn’t a groupie or anything,” he said.

The rapper spoke about how he and Bianca had boundaries with groupies. Bianca revealed that she never used to go out with her husband on gigs but preferred to stay at home with the kids.

“As an artist, I know we have fans and we have to allow them into our lives somehow – like having pictures taken with them and greeting them – but we have boundaries. Sometimes people don’t know how to manage that so they come across as arrogant,” said Riky Rick to the publication.

“There are certain events that he will ask me to be with him but, generally, I don’t gig with him. I think that’s good for our relationship because being exposed to that sort of thing might cause fights, which is unnecessary,” she said.

“To be honest, I would rather be home with the kids and see him when he gets back,” she continued. 

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